We interviewed Felix Ogeah, Wellbeing Advisor & Personal Trainer, who has recently completed his apprenticeship with us. Felix tells us about the experience he received and gives some great insight to those considering an apprenticeship.
- How did you find out about the apprenticeship?
‘I was a member of a recruitment site that alerted me that Nuffield Health had an apprenticeship vacancy.’
- What attracted you to your apprenticeship here?
‘I’ve been a massive fitness enthusiast ever since I could remember. I studied sport and exercise in college and I’ve been a big gym freak for a couple of years so I was been keen to break into the industry. I also wanted to learn whilst gaining experience so my apprenticeship was perfect for me.’
- Have you had any other jobs before this?
‘I Worked in a sports nutrition shop for 2 years which helped me develop a huge understanding on the nutritional side of benefiting health and fitness.’
- Tell us about a typical day in your job?
‘My day usually starts with checking my emails to see what I’ve got outlined for the day. In my 4 hours as a wellbeing advisor I spend this taking group exercise classes, Conducting Health MOT’s and doing Gym inductions & programmes for new and existing members. Around those 4 hours I spend my time personal training my clients.’
- What qualifications did you gain during your apprenticeship?
‘I’ve gained a level 2 Fitness instructor and a Level 3 Personal training qualification.’
- How has your team supported you during your apprenticeship?
‘My team have been fantastic with supporting me throughout my apprenticeship. Not only have they supported me on the technical side of the job but also on other aspect and elements outside of personal training too. From all my colleagues right through to the healthy start team.’
- What does being a Personal trainer mean to you?
‘Being able to have a positive impact on people’s lives through fitness which is such a rewarding feeling.’
- Do you have any key achievements you’d like to share?
‘Completing my apprenticeship in a timely manner and gaining permanent employment with Nuffield health.’
- What have you enjoyed the most about your apprenticeship for Nuffield Health?
‘I’ve enjoyed meeting so many new people and expanding my knowledge.’
- What advice would you give someone who is considering an apprenticeship?
‘Be open to learning and trying new things each day. Work hard and feed off the experience.’
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